The Nissan Armada Sails on in a Niche Segment

The refreshed Armada makes a bold statement. Sometimes you need a full-size SUV to get it done. In the case of the Nissan Armada, three rows of seating for up to eight individuals is how you get there. But it goes beyond size to please most customers. Specifically, customers what … Read more

Ford: All-New 3.5-Liter, V-6 Engine Offers Significant Power Boost

Best-in-class performance from Ford’s largest EcoBoost engine. The Ford Motor Company continues to provide reasons for customers to consider its best-selling F-Series pickup truck line. Its main model, the popular F-150, is endowed with countless configuration options and offers four gasoline engines for the choosing. Second-Generation EcoBoost Engine One of … Read more

Dodge Hellcat Commercials Air, But You Cannot Have One

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles scored big this model year when the company announced high-performance Hellcat versions of both the Dodge Challenger coupe and the Dodge Charger sedan. The two Hellcat models are powered by a supercharged 6.4-liter, V-8 engine making 707 horsepower, a previously unheard of number for a production car. … Read more

Downward Displacement: Four Cylinders for Porsche?

Small engines to deliver big power for future Porsche models. Flathead sixes and Porsches go together. At least they have so for decades. From time to time rumors that a V-6 might be used have surfaced, but quickly have been disputed by experts if not dismissed outright by Porsche itself. … Read more

Confessions of a New MINI Cooper Owner

After several weeks of debate, I decided to make the plunge: I bought myself a MINI Cooper.  Like most first-timers, I was hesitant.  Do good things really come in small packages?  Here are a few things you might not know about owning a MINI Cooper. 1. THE MESSAGE. The marketing doesn’t … Read more